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About BromelliteHide

Magnus Bromelius
White to creamy white
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
For Magnus von Bromell (1679-1731), Swedish physician and mineralogist.
This page provides mineralogical data about Bromellite.

Classification of BromelliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
A : Metal: Oxygen = 2:1 and 1:1
B : M:O = 1:1 (and up to 1:1.25); with small to medium-sized cations only

2 : AX

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
4 : Oxides of Be, Mg and the alkaline earths

Physical Properties of BromelliteHide

White to creamy white
on {1010}
3.017 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.044 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BromelliteHide

Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.705 - 1.719 nε = 1.733
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.028
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of BromelliteHide

Common Impurities:

Crystallography of BromelliteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
6mm - Dihexagonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 2.6983(4) Å, c = 4.3776(4) Å
a:c = 1 : 1.622
Unit Cell V:
27.60 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
As prismatic crystals, elongated along [0001], to 1 mm, showing pyramidal hemimorphism, with {0001} and {1010} well developed, {1011} small, may be tabular parallel to {0001}; in randomly intergrown rosettelike aggregates; also as cleavage fragments, to 10 cm.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
2.061 Å(100)
2.337 Å(91)
2.189 Å(61)
1.349 Å(29)
1.238 Å(24)
1.598 Å(22)
1.1482 Å(16)
Recorded on synthetic material

Type Occurrence of BromelliteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In hydrothermal calcite veins and veinlets in hematite skarn and skarnized limestones
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for BromelliteHide

Simplified Chinese:铍石
Traditional Chinese:鈹石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
4 photos of Bromellite associated with PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
3 photos of Bromellite associated with PhenakiteBe2SiO4
3 photos of Bromellite associated with ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
2 photos of Bromellite associated with LiberiteLi2BeSiO4
2 photos of Bromellite associated with DiasporeAlO(OH)
1 photo of Bromellite associated with HelvineBe3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.AB.Carbon Monoxide IceCO
4.AB.05CredneriteCuMnO2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
4.AB.10TenoriteCuOMon. 2/m : B2/b
4.AB.15DelafossiteCuFeO2Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
4.AB.20ZinciteZnOHex. 6mm : P63mc
4.AB.25BunseniteNiOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
4.AB.25LimeCaOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
4.AB.25ManganositeMnOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
4.AB.25MonteponiteCdOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
4.AB.25PericlaseMgOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
4.AB.25WüstiteFeOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 6mm : P63mc

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.4.2BehoiteBe(OH)2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.4.3ClinobehoiteBe(OH)2Mon. 2 : P21
7.4.4ChrysoberylBeAl2O4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.4.5Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2SMg3Al8BeO16Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m)
7.4.7PericlaseMgOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
7.4.8BruciteMg(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
7.4.9SpinelMgAl2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.4.10MeixneriteMg6Al2(OH)16(OH)2 · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.4.11LimeCaOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
7.4.12PortlanditeCa(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
7.4.13ChlormayeniteCa12Al14O32[◻4Cl2]Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
7.4.14HydrocalumiteCa4Al2(OH)12(Cl,CO3,OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2 : P21
7.4.16Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.4.17HollanditeBa(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16Mon. 2/m
7.4.18Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10Mon. 2/m
7.4.19Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m

Fluorescence of BromelliteHide

Yellowish white in both LW and SW UV

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for BromelliteHide

Reference List:
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Aminoff (1925), Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 62, 113-122.
American Mineralogist (1926), 11, 135.
Palache, C., Berman, H. and Frondel, C. (1944): The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (New York), 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 506-507.
Hazen, R. M. and Finger, L. W. (1986): High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide. J. Appl. Phys. 59, 3728-3733.
Larsen, A. O., Asheim, A. and Berge, S. A. (1987): Bromellite from syenite pegmatite, southern Oslo region, Norway. Canadian Mineralogist 25, 425-428.
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 79.

Internet Links for BromelliteHide

Localities for BromelliteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • New South Wales
    • Clive Co.
      • Torrington
Henley, H.F., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Barnes, R.G., Stroud, W.J. (2001) Grafton-Maclean 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-6 and SH/56-7: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney 292 pages.
  • Hunan
    • Chenzhou
      • Linwu Co.
        • Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field
Xihuan Zhang and Yufeng Ren (2008): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 27(2), 135-151
  • Occitanie
    • Pyrénées-Orientales
      • Prats-de-Mollo-la Preste (Prats de Molló-la Presta)
Dubru. M, (1986) Pétrologie et géochimie du marbre à brucite et des borates associés au gisement de tungstène de Costabonne, (Pyrénées orientales, France) 930p
  • Telemark
    • Porsgrunn
      • Auenslandet
        • Sagåsen
Larsen, A.O. , Asheim, A. and Berge, S.A. (1987). Bromellite from syenite pegmatite, Southern Oslo region, Norway. Canadian mineralogist, 25,425-428.
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]
  • Republic of Karelia
    • Ladoga Region
Ivashchenko, V. I., & Lavrov, О. В. (2006) Ore Deposits and Occurrences in the North Ladoga Region, Southwest Karelia. in Ore Deposits And Occurrences In The North Ladoga Region, Southwest Karelia Field Trip Guidebook. Understanding the genesis of ore deposits to meet the demands of the 21st century 12th Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium 2006. Moscow. P.41-64.
No reference listed
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Malyshevo
      • Izumrudnye Kopi area
        • Malyshevskoe deposit (Mariinskoe deposit)
Avdonin V.N., Polenov Yu.A. (2004) Essays on Uralian minerals, - UGGA press, p. 419 (in Rus.).
Sweden (TL)
  • Värmland County
    • Filipstad
Zeits. Krist. Min.(1925) 62, 113-122; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1028; Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
      • Persberg ore district
        • Pajsberg
Österberg, Ö. & Nysten, P. (1994): Ett för Harstigen nytt Be-mineral. Långbansnytt. vol 10. [reprinted in: Långbansnytt. De första 20 åren 1983-2003. Långbansällskapet - Skrifter och rapporter. 2, 59]
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